We have been lobbying the provincial government to enhance the safety of Highway 7 by constructing passing lanes. I have brought this issue to the attention of the former Deputy Minister of Transportation and our MLA Bill Boyd.
Currently it is the policy of the government that the vehicle count needs to be 5,000 per day to be twinned. They are currently examining passing lanes south of Regina.
On June 4th the West Central Municipal Government Committee Area Transportation Planning Sub-Committee met with the Special Committee on Traffic Safety lobbied for passing lanes:
"As a Committee, we believe passing lanes would greatly reduce the amount of accidents on highways, ..."We are pressing forward on this issue but I don't expect action from the provincial government on this for about 5 years.